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As of 2010 the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has discontinued sampling of beaches within our jurisdiction. Testing is still being done at Provincial parks, and beach advisories for Rock Point, Long Point, Turkey Point and Selkirk Provincial Parks, and all other Provincial Parks, are posted on the following site.

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    Notice:¬†As of 2010 the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has discontinued sampling of beaches within our jurisdiction. Testing is still being done at Provincial parks, and beach advisories for Rock Point, Long Point, Turkey Point and Selkirk Provincial Parks, and all other Provincial Parks, are posted on the following site.   The natural beauty of Lake […]

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  • Blue-Green Algae and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

    What are blue-green algae? Health Effects Exposure to blue-green algae toxins can cause the following health effects in people: Skin Contact (e.g. swimming or bathing in contaminated water) Skin rashes Itchy skin Irritated ears Irritated eyes Swallowed (e.g. eating contaminated fish or drinking contaminated water) Headaches Nausea Fever Sore throat Dizziness Stomach cramps Abdominal pain […]

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